Elk NetworkNew Eyebrow-Raising Mountain Lion Research

General | January 25, 2018

It’s rare to see a mountain lion in the wild which is one reason why their behavior is difficult to track or understand. However, an ongoing five-year study in western Montana is offering some surprising findings.

Some of those findings include a yearling who came back to hang with its mother and her new batch of kittens. Another involves non-related mountain lions sharing kills.

“It’s important to tell the individual’s stories,” Joshua Lisbon, MPG Ranch education and community outreach manager, told the Billings Gazette. “There are individuals that when we first sampled them they were kittens, and now they’re breeding adults raising kittens themselves.”

Read more about the study here.

(Photo source: MPG Ranch)